The Horticultural Research Institute, Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio, is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. These scholarships are made possible by seven special HRI endowment funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture. HRI and its donor firms consider graduating students in horticulture to be the lifeblood of the green industry.

HRI is offering the following scholarships (applications due Sept. 13, 2019):

  • The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship (one, $3,000 scholarship available)
  • The Usrey Family Scholarship (one, $1000 scholarship available)
  • The Bryan A. Champion Memorial Scholarship (one, $1,000 available)
  • The Susie & Bruce Usrey Scholarship (one, $500 available)
  • The Spring Meadow Scholarship (three, $3,500 scholarships available)
  • The “Muggets” Scholarship (one, $1,500 scholarship available)
  • The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship (one, $5,000 scholarship available)

Applications must be completed using HRI’s online application form. The deadline to apply is Sept. 13, 2019. For complete details visit HRI’s scholarship page at

The Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of AmericanHort, has provided over $7.5 million in funds since 1962 to research projects covering a broad range of production, environmental, and business issues important to the green industry. Over $13 million is committed to the endowment by individuals, corporations, and associations.

For more information about HRI, its grant-funded research, scholarships, or programming, visit or contact Jennifer Gray at 614.884.1155.